Zurich to Lucerne train

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Cheap train tickets and times from Zurich to Lucerne

Showing times and prices for Jun 19

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

41 m

Average

53 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

40 km

Cheap train tickets from Zurich to start from $24 with an average ticket price of $25.

The fastest train from Zurich to takes 41m in comparison to an average duration of 53m and covers a distance of 40 km.

10 trains that leave Zurich for every day with 5 travelling directly.

Cheapest
SBB
08:35AM0h50
Zürich Hbf
09:25AMLucerne station
$241One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
SBB
09:10AM0h41
Zürich Hbf
09:51AMLucerne station
$241One-way
0 transfers
SBB
08:21AM1h04
Zürich Oerlikon
09:25AMLucerne station
$261One-way
1 transfer
SBB
08:51AM1h00
Zürich Oerlikon
09:51AMLucerne station
$261One-way
1 transfer
SBB
10:21AM1h04
Zürich Oerlikon
11:25AMLucerne station
$261One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Train from Zurich to Lucerne

distanceDistance24 miles (39 km)
durationAverage train duration41 min
priceAverage train ticket price$33 (€29)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesSBB

Trains from Zurich to Lucerne cover the 24 miles (39 km) long route taking on average 41 min with our travel partners like SBB. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $19 (€16), but the average price of train tickets is $33 (€29). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich Hbf and arrive in Lucerne.

Train companies: SBB from Zurich to Lucerne trains

Find the best trains from Zurich to Lucerne with Omio's travel partners SBB from $16 (€14). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

SBB is the national railway company of Switzerland which operates trains to Lucerne from Zurich. It operates a wide range of trains, including InterCity, InterRegio, RegioExpress, Regio, S-Bahn, and InterCityExpress. InterCity trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 200 km/h, while Regio trains are the slowest, with speeds of up to 120 km/h. SBB also offers a variety of ticket types, such as the Swiss Travel Pass, Half-Fare Card, and Super Saver tickets. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a restaurant car. The most popular routes for SBB are from Zurich to Geneva, Basel to Bern, and Geneva to Lausanne.

Zurich to Lucerne train information with SBB:

  • Average Duration: 41 min
  • Cheapest Price: $16

Train tickets from Zürich to Lucerne: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 10 €
2 weeks earlier 7 €43%
3 weeks earlier 7 €43%
1 month before 7 €43%
2 months earlier 8 €25%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Zürich - Lucerne. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Zürich - Lucerne 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 43% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Zürich - Lucerne with 2 months in advance you save up to about 25% compared to the initial price.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

FAQs: Trains from Zurich to Lucerne

FAQs: Travel by train from Zurich to Lucerne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Zurich to Lucerne.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Lucerne can start from as little as $19 (€16) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Zurich to Lucerne is $33 (€29); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Zurich to Lucerne is 41 min   to travel the 24 mile (39 km) long journey. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner to search for a specific date.
The first train from Zurich to Lucerne leaves at 6: 35 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Zurich to Lucerne leaves at 10: 51 PM.
For the best Zurich to Lucerne train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with SBB. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Zurich and Lucerne to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 51 PM.

When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your route from including Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen. When arriving in Lucerne, you can end your route in train stations like Lucerne, Lucerne Allmend/Messe and Luzern Verkehrshaus.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich Hbf, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Lucerne, located 0.3 miles (526 m) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Lucerne from Zurich is worth doing with a journey time of 41 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Zurich to Lucerne is January.
You have options as you can travel from Zurich to Lucerne 2 different ways: bus or train.

Important Stations and Airports in Zurich and Lucerne

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Lucerne
Zürich Hbf is the most popular Zurich railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Zurich for your trip to Lucerne.
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